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a small larch
« on: September 09, 2010, 01:39 PM »
This is a little one that I've been goofing around with all season.  I slip potted it last night and removed more of the foliage.  It is more of an expirement than anything, as I have plenty of stock just like this one before i butchered it.

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Re: a small larch
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2010, 01:43 PM »
here is another, a bit bigger than the first one.  Collected spring 09, planted in pond basket this year.  Wire and reduction due for after needle drop.

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Re: a small larch
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2010, 01:10 PM »
Just did another one the other night, had to wait for the rain to stop to get some pics.  The taper isn't very good, but I think it can make a decent tree in a few years.  I left a few buds along the lower trunk to hopefully induce as bit of taper.  If anything, it is at least a start for the future.

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Re: a small larch
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2010, 10:39 AM »
The tree looks fine and I can see how growing out the lower branches would improve the taper.

Larches are cool trees, but I live further south, closer to New York City, and the only larch I've found is in a public park. I read some articles about propagating cuttings from first year wood, so I took some small branches form that tree, used some root hormone and stuck them in fine moist sand. We'll see what happens.
 

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Re: a small larch
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2011, 06:37 PM »
Ok, did up another small one last night. Shohin size, branches will be reduced as new shoots appear.
 

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Re: a small larch
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2011, 07:37 AM »
More nice larches.  Do you do any group plantings?

Tanlu, where in the NYC area are you? Our club meets in Geenwich, CT (Cos Cob actually). You close?
 

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Re: a small larch
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2011, 10:47 AM »
Mike, Thanks for the compliment.  I collected a bunch of these smaller ones last spring and stuffed them into pond baskets.  The plan was to use most of them for forest/group plantings.  I'll probably do a small group this spring, and leave the rest to keep growing strong roots in the baskets.  I'm going collecting again in a couple weeks, and I should be able to grab a  bunch more. 

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Re: a small larch
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2011, 02:30 PM »
Just put wire to one of these.  More reduction to come, but it is a start.
(and a peak at one of my bigger larch pushing buds)
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Re: a small larch
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2011, 02:10 PM »
Back to the original small larch.
 

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Re: a small larch
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2011, 02:17 PM »
This one is posted in this thread somewhere.  the top broke off in winter storage, oh well.
 

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Re: a small larch
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2011, 01:47 PM »
Another shot of one of the small ones as the foliage emerges.

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Re: a small larch
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2011, 02:02 PM »
more spring pics
 

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Re: a small larch
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2011, 04:28 AM »
Back to the shohin progression.
 

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Re: a small larch
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2012, 05:44 PM »
Repotted
 

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Re: a small larch
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2012, 05:53 PM »
Looking good!  for a larch :)